| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
After two years of dispute, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Mammoth Lakes Community Water District on Thursday announced that they have reached a compromise settlement over use of the High Sierra ski town’s water supply.
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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Hundreds of residents and community members packed the Hermosa Beach community theater Wednesday, the first of several planned meetings to discuss the possibility of reopening the city to oil drilling....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has emerged as a key player in the FBI investigation into a state senator, on Thursday sued a politically connected company for allegedly overbilling it by nearly $1 million.
The lawsuit mark the...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:33 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Environmentalists including a lawmaker criticized state regulators Wednesday for not adequately tracking and overseeing fracking activity in California oil fields.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves the injection of water and...
| Aug 29, 2013
Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Another 300 firefighters have joined the massive effort to extinguish the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park that has burned more than 192,000 acres.
There are now 4,840 firefighters battling the Rim fire – the sixth largest fire in state...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:42 AM
The California Coastal National Monument would be expanded in Mendocino County, making it the first onshore addition to the site, once a bill approved by the House this week clears Congress.
The expansion would add about 1,255 acres to the national...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Hawaii on Thursday continued to investigate a surge in shark attacks, one day after a German tourist died after losing her right arm to a shark, the first such fatality for the islands in a decade.
Yet, even as public alarm is rising, state officials...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:05 PM
The FBI has requested records from the Central Basin Municipal Water District related to a groundwater storage plan that was the subject of bitter, long-running legal battle in southeast Los Angeles County.
Investigators are also seeking the personnel...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. The EPA said that for nearly...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The Times' editorial page on Sunday called for the Metropolitan Water District to adopt a package of ethics reforms that was on a committee agenda Monday and before the full board Tuesday.
It passed. Members of the district, which is made up of 26...